March 14, 2014
The Augusta County School Board will try again to build a fourth middle school.
The school board voted unanimously Thursday night to bring the original Wilson Middle School plan back to county supervisors for approval.
Supervisors shot down that plan two years ago because of financial constraints.
The price tag for the school would now be about $15 million. The school board has already spent more than $600,000 on the project.
School board chairman Dr. Alan White cites two reasons the plan may have a better chance.
"The financial conditions of the county have changed with the elimination of the jail project, that has freed up some funds for that. And additionally, it's an election year."
The board also decided Thursday night not to seek renovations to Stuarts Draft and Wilson Memorial High Schools at this time.